Our Philosophy

To create sustainable change in the health of a worksite, the culture must be changed by identifying and implementing practices that are evidence based, feasible, replicable, effective and have significant public health impacts.

Our goal is to create healthier worksites in Kansas through worksite implementation of policies, systems, and environmental best practices.

Our Expertise

coordinator.jpg Dr. Ablah received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from St. Olaf College, a Master of Public Health from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, and a Master and Doctorate in Community Psychology from Wichita State University.

She is an associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Her research interests include community-based participatory research, physical activity and healthy foods, the built environment, health impact assessments, and worksite wellness. In particular, Dr. Ablah’s research focuses on how policies, systems, and environments can foster cultures of health.

Our Strategic Framework

The WorkWell KS Strategic Framework is a tool that employers can use to assess the strength and comprehensiveness of their worksite wellness plans. It addresses the strategies businesses can use to address the health issues that most commonly impact a workforce. The listed issues are those that impact the largest parts of the population and have the highest financial impact on a business. The more strategies utilized to address a single health issue, the stronger the plan the greater and more sustainable the outcomes!

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WORKWELL KS FRAMEWORK

OUR PARTNERS

Learn more about WorkWell KS partners. Each organization plays an important role in supporting the initiative.

CORE PARTNERS

WICHITA BUSINESS COALITION ON HEALTH CARE
KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION
KU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-WICHITA
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF KANSAS

ADDITIONAL PARTNERS

KANSAS ALLIANCE FOR WELLNESS
KANSAS LEADERSHIP CENTER

WorkWell KS Communities:

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